I met my friend Rush Dudley at Yellowstone National Park in September 2014 for a week of camping and touring the park. The most incredible sights were seen everyday. It seemed that every way we looked there was a picture, day or night. Some nights were clear enough for sky photos, one evening we were treated to a lightning show that’s almost impossible to reproduce.

Fur trapper Joe Meck wrote in 1829 upon seeing the wilderness that became Yellowstone:

“Behold! The whole country beyond was smoking with the vapor from boiling springs, and burning gasses, issuing from small craters, each of which was emitting a sharp whistling sound.”

That’s just about what it was like.

 

Storm over Great Fountain Geyser

Storm over Great Fountain Geyser

Grand Prismatic Spring with northern Milky Way.

Grand Prismatic Spring with northern Milky Way.

Southern Milky Way at Midway Geyser Basin

Southern Milky Way at Midway Geyser Basin

Storm, stars, Great Fountain Geyser

Storm, stars, Great Fountain Geyser

Artist Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Artist Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Artist Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Artist Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Crescent moon at Great Fountain Geyser

Crescent moon at Great Fountain Geyser

Storm at Great Fountain Geyser

Storm at Great Fountain Geyser

Lightning at Great Fountain Geyser

Lightning at Great Fountain Geyser

 

YELLOWSTONE | 2014 | NATIONAL PARKS | Comments (1)

One Response to “YELLOWSTONE”

  1. Michaael Bernstein says:

    Dear Stan,

    Thanks so much for sending your spectacular work (or is it play?).

    Love to you and Ann

    Michael

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